Buenos Aires, Argentina – Independent Game developer Emibap has released the first update for his step-by-step drawing iPad app, Sophie’s Drawings 1.1, with many improvements that make the App easier to use and adding more cute content. This App made for children aged 3 to 7 which analyzes every stroke and brings the drawings to life comes now with extra help, easier strokes and more settings for parents, such as disabling the email feature.

Sophie’s Drawings first version was released on December 12, 2012 as a Full and Lite version. The full version came with 14 drawings in 3 scenes: An initial “Hello”, “The Sea” and “The Farm”. Each drawing consists in a group of strokes that children have to follow, with some accepted margin of error. When the drawing is finished, it comes alive as a reward. Kids get to draw basic shapes, a pig, a dog, a whale, and an octopus, among other drawings that magically begin to move.

It was well received, but some parents commented that it had very difficult drawings which led to frustration. So this new release made the drawings more children friendly and added the “extra help” feature that shows start / end markers for each stroke and a clearer outline. Another addition was the ability to draw without having to lift the finger from the screen. And a new drawing, the Rectangle Man, was added to the first Scene.

“I’m really loving making this App and I’ll keep adding new features and content” said Emiliano Angelini, the man behind this unipersonal studio, who was inspired by his 3 year old (now 4) daughter, Sofa, to make this App. He plans to make it compatible with iPhone/iPod in the following update. The App has really cute graphics and music, and most of the sound effects were made by the “real” Sophie.

Feature Highlights:
* Hours of fun with 15 cute step-by-step drawings (and more to come)
* Child’s drawings become part of delightful animated scenes as they complete each one
* Exercises fine motor skills and helps the children learn to draw by analyzing each stroke
* Encourages creativity, allowing a reasonable degree or margin of error for each stroke
* Designed and built by a loving father and tested by adults and many, many kids

Device Requirements:
* Requires iPad with iOS 4.3 or later
* 19.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Sophie’s Drawings 1.1 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. A Lite version is also available for free.

Sophie’s Drawings 1.1
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From the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Emiliano Angelini began the transition from the typical Software Engineering job to become an Independent Game Developer in 2010 and he’s loving it. Sophie’s Drawings is his first App for kids, and he plans to continue and create a Sophie Saga. All Material and Software (C) 2013-2010 Emibap / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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